Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with the movie theatres remaining shut for the majority of last year, many films skipped theatrical release and took the digital route by releasing on OTT platforms. Once again, amid the second wave of pandemic, many films are looking at direct to digital route. One such film is the horror-comedy Bhoot Police, which stars Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Yami Gautam. It is being reported that the film will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar.
Now, Bollywood Hungama has shared some details about the deal. According to the report, Star Network has acquired the satellite and digital rights of Bhoot Police for a massive sum of Rs 60- 65 crores. A source informed that the film’s budget was of Rs 40 crore, and with this deal alone, the producer, Ramesh Taurani, has made a profit in the range of Rs. 20 to 25 crore. The report further states that the digital rights of Bhoot Police have been valued in the range of Rs 45 crore, while the satellite rights have been valued at Rs 15 to 20 crore.
“Being a horror-comedy featuring reasonably big names, Bhoot Police is expected to do well even on television. Hence, Star Network has got blanket rights around Rs. 60 crore mark,” said the source.
While speaking to Bollywood Life, Arjun Kapoor revealed that Bhoot Police is not just a horror-comedy, for him, it is an adventure of two brothers. “It's Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor who are actually brothers and are bickering constantly and there's a back and forth and up and down and there is a camaraderie, a brotherhood, a bond, an emotion, but there's also difference of opinion. So, there's very interesting friction between two people who go on this journey,” he said. ALSO READ: Arjun Kapoor Reveals He Used To Watch Saif Ali Khan's Work As An AD On Kal Ho Na Ho Sets; Says He Is 'A Huge Fan' Of His Bhoot Police Co-Star- EXCLUSIVE
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